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Keep Coming upsets Garth Schurman Memorial

09:17 AM 11 Sep 2017 NZST
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Gary Chappell, Harness Racing
Gary Chappell

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The first over attacking Keep Coming showed an absence of cover could not keep him from a harness racing victory in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Gary Chappell got away last with the son of Mystery Chase then moved him to the outside past the quarter to challenge his rivals in the Garth Schurman Memorial pace including heavily favoured Rash B Havior (Driven by Marc Campbell), who captured last week's feature with front end tactics. Rash B Havior tried more of the same in the $2,100 Sunday feature as he went to the lead and laid down splits of 28.1, 57.2 and 1:27.1 but was not enough to stop Keep Coming from his first over advance at 13-1 odds as he scored by a quarter-length in 1:56. Rash B Havior was second with the pocket sitting Old Buck (Walter Cheverie) completing the $178.70 triactor ticket. Keep Coming is co-owned and trained by Brian Andrew of Milton Station for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary.

It was one of two wins on the day for Chappell who also won with Formidable in 2:01.1 for trainer Chris MacKay of French River.

Devon Wallace had a productive day with his own stable as he scored his first-ever training and driving double with WC Kenzie Cookie in 2:03.4 and Private Dancer in 2:03.2. Ken Murphy had driving wins with One Hot Camshaft in 1:58.4 for trainer Frank Hansen of Tyne Valley and Shouldabeenaclown in 2:00 for Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie.

Culpepper remained undefeated on Red Soil for co-owner and trainer Kristina McCourt and young co-owner Braedon McKenna, who has yet to taste anything but victory as a harness racing owner. Jason Hughes recorded the 1:58.4 victory with the grey son of Camluck as one of two wins on the day for the Stratford driver. His other victory was with Relleno Hanover in 2:01.1 for Jansen Sweet of O'Leary.

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By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores


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